My friends and I are traveling to Europe, and I'll be going to the German Consulate in San Francisco to obtain my visa. One of the documents required is proof of hotel reservation.
Can someone explain what this means?
We booked hostels via hostelworld and some of these were booked by my friend. All I have is an email forwarded by her to me, saying "Dear X (my friend's name), Your hostel booking has been confirmed for 5 people...".
Does this constitute proof of hostel booking?
The email confirmation doesn't even have names of any of the rest of us.
Also, how would Airbnb or CouchSurfing reservations work?